Friday, March 22, 2019

Song of the Day: 'Dreamers' by Judy Collins

I went down a Judy Collins rabbit hole the other morning -- remember when song interpreters were cherished beings? -- and Spotify started to play this song about immigration that I could not believe was so prescient in every way. Well it turns out it's from 2018, but her voice and style is so timeless that it blended in seemlessly with her back catalog -- unlike Babs' more heavy handed attempt to address the monster in chief.

Says Collins, who is also a composer: "It's a song that I wrote a couple of years ago. I started singing it in concert a couple of months ago. I just decided that I would put it out there during this strange time that we are living in. I decided to put a little video together for it. I am very happy with it."

As well she should be. 

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